Pont del Bisbe
Pont del Bisbe
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
How to get there
  • Jaume I • 3 min walk
  • Liceu • 5 min walk

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thomasdefise93
Arlon, Belgium760 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The bridge boasts a neo-Gothic design, envisioned by architect Joan Rubió I Bellver, a dedicated disciple of Antoni Gaudi renowned for his contributions to landmarks like Park Guell and Sagrada Familia. Spanning a narrow street, the bridge connects Palau de la Generalitat to La Casa dels Canonges, showcasing an exquisite construction of marble adorned with intricate tryptic carved windows.
Written 25 January 2024
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Andrea G
Guimaraes, Portugal89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
This is so beautiful!!
An interactive place where we can go under.
It’s like a princess movies
Everybody walking around but sometimes you didn’t see that!!!
Written 24 May 2023
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redhead_roaming
Seattle, WA2,878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is super close by Barcelona Cathedral so you'll probably see this whether you intended to or not. I used to see these from time to time while in the UK so it's kinda fun to see one here.

Even when we went in mid-May of last year, there are certainly plenty of people walking around. These pedestrian streets, while not the smallest, are not the widest either and for lots of people walking this street to see the bridge (and possibly stopping for pictures/selfies), it can get a tiny bit crowded. When we walked by around 12pm, it was fairly crowded. Even 45 minutes later, it was just a normal pedestrian walkway, with no one stopping and few people.
Written 28 April 2023
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Jeanette F
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Beautifully executed walkway between the two buildings which resembles the bridge of sighs & I can understand why it is one of the most photographed in Barcelona especially as it is located round the corner from the Cathedral. Although there are many legends and superstitions existing about the bridge - most notable is the skull and dagger on the underside. One legend says that if the dagger through the skull is removed, the city of Barcelona will be destroyed. Another legend is that if you make a wish and walk backwards under the bridge while looking at the skull, your wish will come true. Personally I believe the other motifs have been largely ignored or discounted but if you look closely there is skull & dagger = Tragedies, a crown = Histories, a jester's Marotte = Comedies & lastly, a quill = Sonnets making Joan Rubio was probably a fan of Shakespeare!!!
Written 22 April 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,807 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Located in the gothic quarter this neo-Gothic style bridge, was built in the 1920's as a flyover for access to the Cathedral, it adds to the beauty of the area.
Written 22 December 2022
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𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
Moscow, Russia1,36,161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The bridge was built at the beginning of the 20th century. The stunning lace bridge was designed by the most gifted architect Joan Rubio, the famous Catalan modernist who worked with Antoni Gaudí on projects of the caliber of Casa Batlló, amazing buildings, the Sagrada Familia and other amazing buildings.
Written 9 December 2022
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Very historic buildings within the Gothic Quarter. Close to the Barcelona Cathedral and Placa Nova Square. There is a real atmospheric feel to this area and well worth visiting.
Written 11 September 2022
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Mark D
Newcastle, Australia3,395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Visited this area of the Gothic Quarter whilst on a walking tour. The Architecture os amazing, certainly worth a visit.... highly recommended
Written 23 August 2022
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I was a bit shocked to find out that this covered walkway as this is not a real bridge was only build in 1928. It was really beautiful and one would have thought it was much older.
Written 26 March 2022
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MerseysideTinkerbell
Merseyside, UK4,981 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This is not too far from the Cathedral and it is said to be like the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. I guess it may look of a similar style but .........
This is actually some information on the bridge and you will see that although it is in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona it is not actually that old at all, in fact not even 100 years old yet!
One of the most photographed sights in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, El Pont del Bisbe (Bishop’s Bridge) was built for the Barcelona International Exposition which took place in 1929.
The bridge was designed by architect Joan Rubió I Bellver who suggested that all non-Gothic buildings in the immediate vicinity of Barcelona Cathedral should be demolished and replaced by new Gothic style buildings.
Fortunately, Rubió’s plan to beautify the Gothic Quarter was rejected and only the bridge, which links the Palau de la Generalitat to La Casa dels Canonges, was built.
So although maybe well photographed it is not actually that old, but still nice to go and see. Just when you see something and take a photo of it, make sure you find out the information about it.
Written 1 March 2022
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